We hate it whenever a magazine changes for the worse — and W Magazine is most definitely headed in that direction. After the unveiling of its September cover featuring Rihanna, our forums noticed some changes in art direction, taking an immediate dislike to the redesigned masthead. Hoping the change was only temporary, W‘s set of covers for October 2016 reveal otherwise. The mag’s annual The New Royals Issue has just been unveiled and it features a handful of personalities photographed by Mario Sorrenti. Kanye West, Irina Shayk, Jodie Foster, Halle Berry, Kit Harrington and Elle Fanning (among a few others) each star on their own solo cover.
It was only natural for our forum members to start selecting their favorite. “The masthead on the men’s covers are upside down…why? None of these three images appeal to me, and it’s mainly the deadpan expressions. It perfectly captures Tonchi’s W – bland and boring,” slated Benn98.
“Oh WOW! Some interesting faces on these covers! Collectively, they’re all intriguing enough for me to purchase without seeing the content, although there is no way I’m going to buy them all. Admittedly, I’m enamored with Irina Shayk’s cover. She is serving up some serious face and pose here,” Valesco added.
Miss Dalloway wrote, “Laughable choices, as always!! Here only for Jodie Foster!”
“Priyanka Chopra has the best cover IMO. Stunning woman. and that stare just captivates. This will surely stand out in the newsstands. Jodie Foster’s comes second. I am in love with the attitude she’s giving,” expressed a delighted MON.
Also quick to voice his praise was honeycombchild: “Best cover imagery from them in a long while. Jodie, Chris Evans and Halle have it for me, but I’m thrilled to see Julia land a cover! Priyanka is beautiful.”
Check out all ELEVEN covers and let us know your favorite here.